Overview: The majority of volunteers work as classroom assistants. Classroom assistants are placed with a particular teacher and grade throughout their stay. As a classroom assistant, you would prepare teaching materials, help with classroom management, assist with lessons, and work one-on-one with kids who need extra help. You can work as an English Classroom Assistant or a Spanish Classroom Assistant, depending on your language level. You do not need to know Spanish, but a working knowledge is an advantage. You must work as a Classroom Assistant for a minimum of 1 week.
Requirements: A flexible approach to work; the ability to work as part of a team but also on your own initiative; positive outlook; enjoy working with children and have an appreciation of the pressures and demands within the academic work environment.
Level of Spanish: None necessary as a prerequisite for the English classrooms, but a working knowledge is a huge advantage. For the Spanish class rooms intermediate Spanish is requiered.
Benefits: -Continued support from the Volunteer Coordinator throughout the duration of the position -Assistance in organizing a homestay and transportation from the airport -The opportunity to work in an international, multi-cultural environment -Collaborate in the development of an organization working for the benefit of Guatemalan children -Letters of Recommendation
Minimum Commitment: 1 week minimum
Hours: 8:00 - 3:00pm, hours can be flexible
Volunteer Fee: All international volunteers are asked for a one-time donation of $75 to cover the administrative costs of running the volunteer program.
Email Kellen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering!
EFTC's mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education and empowerment. We work in partnership with disadvantaged families, children and young adults in Guatemala to ensure they develop the tools they need to break free from the cycle of poverty.
EFTC´s program, the School of Hope, serves over 650 students from kindergarten through university. Our students come from areas where extreme poverty, gang crime, domestic violence and alcoholism are everyday realities. In addition to education, we have a social services program which covers access to clean water, nutrition, health care, hygiene and psychological support. Many of our students are the first in their families to receive and education and their achievements provide new hope for generations to come.
When our school first opened in 2005, we had 80 students. Now, the school is made up of 675 students. Within our building, we have 469 students in "primaria" and "básico," ages 5-17. Our school has a fully bilingual program from reception to 2nd grade, and English classes for the rest of the school. We also have a full scholarship program with 206 students.
A key component of our school is the hard work of our volunteers. Volunteers play such an important role in supporting our incredible students and staff. They provide the time, the skills, and the experiences we don´t always have access to as an NGO. Your role as a volunteer will vary depending on your interests, length of stay, and language level. We are always looking for volunteers with unique skill sets. If you do not see a role that fits your qualifications or expectations, contact us to discuss other possibilities!
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
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1a. Avenida #25A, Colonia La Asunción Zona 3Jocotenango, Guatemala